Thursday, February 10, 2011

False Dawn #14: Short Story Edition

False Dawn #14: "Crossing Over"
Part Four of Four: Lessons Forgotten
Short Story Format
Devin Leigh Michaels


The blue fire burns Casia, and for a were-phoenix, that’s pretty scary. She screams, thrashes, and fights the blue flames that engulf her body, but her own red refuse to light. Thumping upon the floor, her breath gone, she realizes this is the end. She won’t end up like Reger. She won’t give into the warriors. She’d rather die, and that’s fine with them.

She doesn’t expect me to save her, but I try to exceed people’s expectations.

Of course, the dragon whose neck I’m straddling kinda helps.

Torch—as I like to call her—knocks down the door, faster than a dog hunting Doritos, and her blue flames dowse the warriors. I jump off Torch’s back and wrap Casia’s arm about my neck, helping her up.

“…Ral?” she rasps. “What—?”

Her eyes widen at the monolith sight of beautiful and ferocity before her.

I smirk. “Can I keep it? PLEASE.”

She doesn’t say no.

False Dawn # 14: Comic Book Script

False Dawn #14: “Crossing Over”
Part Four of Four: Lessons Forgotten
Comic Book Script—Plot for 22 Pages
Devin Leigh Michaels

SHOWDOWN! “Crossing Over” reaches its thrilling conclusion as Ral takes on the the Skadoian Lord, but how he manages such a rebellion will shock you!